The Course

The aim of this course is to develop an understanding of the interrelationships between people and their environments, and of the opportunities, challenges and constraints that face people in different places and environments.  In addition, students will be encouraged to investigate how decisions are made about the use and management of resources and environments, and to understand the significance and effects of peoples’ values and attitudes in geographical issues.


AS Level

Module 1:   Physical Geography (including fieldwork skills).  Pupils study fluvial environment, ecosystems and atmosphere.

Module 2:   Human Geography (including skills and techniques).  Pupils study population, settlement and development.

Modules 1 and 2 each contribute 50% of the marks at AS Level.  Modules 1 and 2 each contribute 25% of final A2 grade.


A2 Level

Module 1:      Human Geography and Global Issues.  Pupils study population, issues in ethnic diversity and issues in tourism.

Module 2:      Physical Geography and Decision Making.  Pupils study fluvial and coastal environments, the dynamic earth and complete a decision making exercise.

At A2 Level, Modules 1 and 2 contribute 25% to the overall grade.